Locally, a Memorial Service for Trayvon will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Morning Star Church of Christ, 225 S. Glendale Avenue in Rocky Mount, NC NAACP President, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will be the Guest Speaker

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Sanford, FL

 

Trayvon Benjamin Martin, 17, born on February 5, 1995, was the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.  He was visiting with his father and his father’s fiancé at her townhome in The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida, when, while walking from a convenience store, the unarmed youth was fatally shot and murdered on February 26, 2012.  Trayvon, who was apparently doing nothing more menacing the evening of Feb. 26th than walking home from a convenience store, was shot in the chest during an altercation with a neighborhood watch captain who thought the teen in a hoodie looked "suspicious."

 

Locally, a Memorial Service for Trayvon will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Morning Star Church of Christ, 225 S. Glendale Avenue in Rocky Mount, NC.  NAACP President, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber will be the Guest Speaker. 

 

All members of the community, town, city, state, and surrounding states, are invited to attend this Memorial Service.  If you, your family, or your heart has been touched by the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, please join us as we move to bring ALL communities together.  We have a duty to each other to raise the awareness and focus of such violence and the effect it has on us all.  Furthermore, it is our duty to unify and erase the widespread acceptance of crimes as this for all people.

 

"His name is ringing all over the country, all over the nation, all over the world." Fulton agreed, "It showed us that even President Obama understands we need justice, that he understands our situation." Adds Martin: "The nation is saying… what if, what if this was my son, what would I do?" 

 

Please join us.

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Breaking News: Edgecombe County Public Schools Voted To Close Roberson School The Home Of The Alternative School

Edgecombe County Public Schools voted to close Roberson School the home of the Alternative School. The vote was 6-1. Dr. Evelyn Johnson, Keith Pittman, Attorney Janice Davidson, Ann Kent Board Chair, Evelyn Wilson Board Vice Chair and Faye Taylor voted for and Attorney Teresa Bryant voted against.

There was a need for a 2nd vote and that was to accept the alternative plan and that is to outsource the program to The Hope Program housed at Rocky Mount OIC. See video coming soon.

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Edgecombe County Democratic Party Convention Saturday April 14 10:00 AM This Is Where I Will Be

The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Convention will be held Saturday April 14, 2012 10:00 AM at the Edgecombe County Administration Bldg. The speaker will be Rev. Wayne Hines Edgecombe County Commissioner. I can’t wait to see what he has to say.

Duke Law Innocence Project and the Sanford Criminal Justice Policy Project Two-Day Symposium Is Where I Will Be Thursday And Friday

April 12 at 6:00pm until April 13 at 5:00pm

Please join the Duke Law Innocence Project and the Sanford Criminal Justice Policy Project for an innovative two-day Symposium on the state of Criminal Justice in North Carolina today. See the website to RSVP for specific events: https://sites.duke.edu/criminaljusticesymp…See More

Homeowner Association Could Be Sued in Martin Case – ABC News

Response: This is good video coverage showing what the experts think of this case. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

If Trayvon Martin’s family sues over his death, they might not target George Zimmerman but instead the homeowners association of the neighborhood where the shooting happened and Zimmerman lived. (More)

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Sanford Florida: Self Defense In The Trayvon Martin Case WTH?

Self defense I have not heard or read anything thus far that in my opinion grants self defense. So how does one person having a weapon when the other person does not warrants self defense? How was Zimmerman life threatened? Damn here I go again this is just my opinion. Oh hell! I mean oh well!

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No Grand Jury in Trayvon Martin Shooting – ABC News

A Florida special prosecutor will not bring the Trayvon Martin shooting before a grand jury, her office announced today.

The grand jury is scheduled to be convened April 10, but will not hear evidence about the shooting of the unarmed black teenager by George Zimmerman, a white Hispanic neighborhood watch captain. (More)

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